1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Richard Percival Eminson

Contributed by: Andrew Sheardown, on 2008-11-11

Richard Percival Eminson
Rank
First Name Richard Percival
Surname Eminson
Year of Birth 1896
Year of Death 1918
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence Scotter, Lincolnshire

Richard Percival's Story

'It is with deep regret we have to record the death on March 2nd of Richard Percival (Percy) Eminson, late RFA, the younger son of Mr and Mrs W. C. Eminson, High View.' The deceased donned khaki in February of last year and but few months had passed ere he was stricken with pleurisy and other allied troubles. After spending some months in hospital he was thought to be on the road to recovery and returned home in the autumn, but unfortunately he had to take to his bed practically at once and was never able to leave it until his death as above stated.

Died at home, buried in the churchyard but the grave can't be found

The funeral took place on Tuesday of last week. The remains were first taken to the United Methodist Chapel where the service was conducted by army chaplain Capt W'm Jollans. Afterwards the cortege went to the Parish Church where the Rector the Rev. J. Blew officiated, Capt Jollans assisting by reading the lessons. At the graveside the hymn, "Jesu, lover of my soul" was sung. The coffin was of polished oak and bore the inscription "Richard Percival Eminson, born March 22nd 1896 (sic), died March 2nd 1918". The undertaker was Mr W'm Sizer and the brickwork vault and its decorations the work of Mr Alf Laughton. On Sunday afternoon a muffled peal was rung on the church bells.'

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